Investigation of the Clinical and Diffusion-Weighted Brain MRI Findings in the Patients with Repeated Transient Stereotypical Neurological Deficit
School of Medicine Students' Journal,
Vol. 3 No. 3 (2021),
Background and aim: Determine clinical and brain MRI findings in patients with repeated stereotypical TIA.
Materials and Methods: Thirty-six patients with symptoms of repeated stereotypical TIA were performed MRI & MRA.
Result: Twenty patients had infarct that 14 cases had lacunar infarct and 6 cases had large infarct.Of these 20 patients, 12 cases had subcortical infarct and 8 cases had cortical infarct. Also, among 36 patients, 18 cases had artery stenosis. There is a significant relationship between artery stenosis and the presence of infarct.In addition, there was no significant relationship between infarct size and the size of the stenosed arteries.
Conclusion: Most patients with repeated stereotypical TIA have infarct in DWI and they have a thrombotic cause and antiplatelet drug can be used instead of anticoagulants.
- Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attacks, DWI, repeated transient stereotypical neurological deficit
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